EP’s Daily English Challenges for SBI PO 2017 – 3

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Direction for questions 1 to 5: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D
between sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical sequence of six sentences.
1. 1. Whenever technology has
flowered, it has put man’s language — developing skills into overdrive.
A. Technical terms are spilling
into mainstream language almost as fast as junk — mail is slapped into e-mail
B. The era of computers is no
C. From the wheel with its axle
to the spinning wheel with its bobbins, to the compact disc and its jewel box,
inventions have trailed new words in their wake.
D. “Cyberslang is huge, but
it’s parochial, and we don’t know what will filter into the large
culture,” said Tom Dalzell, who wrote the slang dictionary Flappers 2
6. Some slangs already have a
2. 1. Until the MBA arrived on
the scene the IIT graduate was king.
A. A degree from one of the five
IITs was a passport to a well-paying job, great prospects abroad and, for some,
a decent dowry to boot.
B. From the day he or she cracked
the Joint Entrance Examination, the IIT student commanded the awe of neighbours
and close relatives.
C. IIT students had, meanwhile,
also developed their own special culture, complete with lingo and attitude,
which they passed down.
D. True, the success stories of
IIT graduates are legion and they now constitute the cream of the Indian
6. But not many alumni would
agree that the IIT undergraduate mindset merits a serious psychological study,
let alone an interactive one.
3. 1. Some of the maharajas, like
the one at Kapurthala, had exquisite taste.
A. In 1902, the Maharaja of
Kapurthala gave his civil engineer photographs of the Versailles
Palace and asked him to replicate
it, right down to the gargoyles.
B. Yeshwantrao Holkar of Indore
brought in Bauhaus aesthetics and even works of modern artists like Brancusi
and Duchamp.
C. Kitsch is the most polite way
to describe them.
D. But many of them, as the
available light photographs show, had execrable taste.
6. Like Ali Baba’s caves, some of
the palaces were like warehouses with the downright ugly next to the sublimely
4. 1. There, in Europe, his true
gifts unveiled.
A. Playing with Don Cherie,
blending Indian music and jazz for the first time, he began setting the pace in
the late 70s for much of what present — day fusion is.
B. John McLaughlin, the legendary
guitarist whose soul has always had an Indian stamp on it, was seduced
C. Fusion by Gurtu had begun.
D. He partnered Gurtu for four
years, and ‘natured’ him as a composer.
6. But for every experimental
musician there’s a critic nestling nearby.
5. 1. India, which has two out of
every five TB patients in the world, is on the brink of a major public health
A. If untreated, a TB patient can
die within five years.
B. Unlike AIDS, the great curse
of modern sexuality, the TB germ is airborne, which means there are no barriers
to its spread.
C. The dreaded infection ranks
fourth among major killers worldwide.
D. Every minute, a patient falls
prey to the infection in India, which means that over five lakh people die of
the disease annually.
6. Anyone, anywhere can be
affected by this disease.
Directions for Questions 6 to 8: In each question, there are five
sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s)
or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage.
Then, choose the most appropriate option.
6. A. When I returned to home, I began
to read
B. everything I could get my hand
on about Israel.
C. That same year Israel’s Jewish
Agency sent
D. a Shaliach a sort of recruiter
to Minneapolis.
E. I became one of his most
active devotees.
(1) C & E
(2) C only
(3) E only
(4) B, C & E
(5) C, D & E
7. A. So once an economy is
actually in a recession,
B. the authorities can, in
principle, move the economy
C. out of slump – assuming
D. that they know how to – by a
temporary stimuli.
E. In the longer term, however,
such polices have no affect on the overall behaviour of the economy.
(1) A, B & E
(2) B, C & E
(3) C & D
(4) E only
(5) B only
8. A. It is sometimes told that
B. government originated in the
C. of ancient Greece. Democratic
ideals have been handed to us from that time.
D. In truth, however, this is an
unhelpful assertion.
E. The Greeks gave us the word,
hence did not provide us with a model.
(1) A, B & D
(2) B, C & D
(3) B & D
(4) B only
(5) D only

Answers & Solutions:

1. b C gives some examples to support 1. B introduces the
era of computers as another example, A talks about the increasing technical
terms, D introduces the idea of slangs, which is continued in 6.
2. c 6 speaks of a study of IIT undergraduates’ mindset. C
speaks of culture developed by IIT students. Therefore, C6 is mandatory. D
speaks of success stories of IIT graduates and therefore follows A.
3. d A talks about the taste of the Maharaja of Kapurthala,
B introduces another Maharaja with an exquisite taste, D introduces something
in contrast to this, C continues with the idea which is exemplified in 6.
4. d A shows how ‘his’ gifts were unveiled, B states the
effect it had on McLaughlin, D states his reaction to the same and C states the
ultimate outcome.
5. a C states why India is on the brink of a major public
health disaster, A states what happens if TB is untreated for 5 years, D
presents some statistics to highlight the point, B states how the disease
spreads and 6 continues with the fact.
6. 1 C and E
In (A) ‘to’ is redundant.
In (B) ‘hands on about Israel’.
In (D) a Shaliach, a sort of recruiter to Minneapolis.
7. 5 B only
In (A) ‘into’ should be used in place of ‘in’
In (C) the article is missing before the word ‘slump’
In (D) the singular form ‘stimulus’ should be used in place
of ‘stimuli’
In (E) ‘effect’ should be used in place of ‘affect’
8. 3 B and D
In (A) ‘said’ should be used instead of ‘told’
In (C) ‘handed down to’ should be used in place of ‘handed

In (E) a subject is required after ‘hence’. Another way of
correcting (E) is to replace ‘hence’ by ‘but’.


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